A senior U.S. intel official just destroyed Trump’s sinister lies about the caravan

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President Trump, no stranger to promoting preposterous conspiracy theories, reached new heights in both disgusting racism and paranoid fearmongering this morning when he accused the large caravan of migrants fleeing violence and poverty in Honduras of concealing “Middle Easterners” (obvious code for terrorists).

Not content to merely repeat baseless accusations from his Twitter account, the President deployed his Press Secretary, Sarah Sanders, to back up his assertion.

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The “10 individuals” appears to be based on an assertion by Vice President Pence, who said earlier this year that “7 terrorists were apprehended every day trying to cross the southern border,” a claim that was rated as “Pants on Fire” by Politifact.

By any stretch of the imagination, the idea that Salafi terrorists are traveling from the Middle East to Mexico in order to make the incredibly dangerous trek across the desert in order to commit terrorist acts in tiny Texas border towns is ridiculous.

It’s also false, as a senior counterterrorism official confirmed to CNN’s Jessica Schneider.

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Unsurprisingly, when pressed for more details, the White House and other official government outlets are suddenly unavailable for comment:

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Following on the heels of the President’s absurd promise that Congress would pass a middle-class tax cut in the two weeks before the midterms (Congress is not in session and will not be again until after the midterms), it’s clear that as Trump’s worry at losing his majority in Congress is driving him to even further heights of both racism and prevarication.

President InfoWars is obviously trying to inflame his support base by provoking all the boogeymen that live in their heads: George Soros is funding migrant caravans who are coming to take yer jobs while concealing MS-13 bandits who are going to inject fentanyl into your children’s eyeballs with ISIS terrorists who are going to impose sharia law on Christian communities.

It remains to be seen how much of the country, which is sadly much more racist than we might think, is going to react to these kinds of obvious lies. One shudders to think of what’s to come if the president is already stooping to such extreme depths with so much time left to go before Election Day.

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Colin Taylor

Managing Editor

Colin Taylor is the managing editor of the Washington Press. He graduated from Bennington College with a Bachelor's degree in history and political science. He now focuses on advancing the cause of social justice, equality, and universal health care in America.

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